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The Medico-Legal Society was founded in 1901. Its aim is to promote Medico-Legal knowledge in all its aspects. Its members are lawyers and medical professionals in roughly equal numbers, providing excellent networking opportunities.
The Society normally holds monthly meetings in central London between October and June each year. At each meeting, a well-qualified speaker presents a paper followed by a discussion which continues over drinks and canapés.
Our annual dinner is held at one of London’s many professional or historic venues. By tradition, a distinguished lawyer proposes the toast to “Medicine” and a distinguished doctor proposes the toast to “the Law.”
THE MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL
The official organ of the Society is the Medico-Legal Journal which is sent to all full members. It publishes the majority of the papers presented to the Society as well as original articles from around the world, case reports and correspondence.
The Society’s President serves for two years and is drawn alternately from the legal and medical professions. Click on NEWS to discover more about our current President.
at Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street London W1G 9EB and by Zoom
Date: 14th December 2023
Speaker: Mr. David Sellu MSc, ChM, FRCS, FRCSEd., former Honorary Consultant Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital, London
Subject: When things go wrong: Consent, Manslaughter and Gross Clinical Negligence
Please note the change of speaker. Dr. Jenny Vaughan is not able to attend the next meeting for personal reasons. We are delighted that Mr. David Sellu has agreed to address the Society in her place. Mr. Sellu will be speaking of his experience of being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned following the death of a patient before his conviction was quashed on appeal”.
The Secretary will email the Zoom joining details shortly before the meeting.
Members attending meetings in person are welcome to join the President, Speaker and Council members at our usual reception with wine soft drinks and canapes. A voluntary contribution of £10 per person would be appreciated.
Recordings of some of our recent meetings are now available to members only via this website. To access them, click here.
Then follow the on-screen instructions. You will need a username (usually your email address) and a password which you can reset if you’ve forgotten it.
Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at 7 pm at the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception. For further information, see our programme.
Annual membership is currently £100 which includes the print edition of the Journal. To join click on “Membership” above.
The Medico-Legal Society is a Registered Charity, charity number 214508.